Apple's proprietary beta code seems to be the place for tips what comes next, and iOS 12.1 developer beta 1 gives us more evidence this fall for new iPad Pro models. The code shows Face ID in landscape mode is coming, which is not possible with an iPhe.
New iPad Pro models can get thinner edges, Face ID
Steve Trought-Smith, known for his credible leaks and finding new products and features in Apple's beta-OS releases, says iOS 12.1 has references to landscape mode support for Face ID, plus external screen cnectis. He said Twitter, "Face ID has support for landscape orientati (presumably ly for iPad), and iOS 12.1 looks a lot more to indicate whether an external display is cnected."
iOS 12.1 has a suspiciously similar set of RTT-labeled frameworks that look similar to cverting real-time voice calls to iMessage-like text chats and respding to calls with text. Maybe a new accessibility feature?
– Steve Trought-Smith (@stroughtsmith) September 18, 2018
He ctinued to note that the Face ID sensor alignment iPhes does not work in landscape mode, making the new iPad idea more credible.
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iPad Pro Fall Launch Event
Guilherme Rambo at 9to5Mac revealed a hint that the new iPad Pro models this autumn. The setup app of iOS 12.1 for new devices has a code line with "boarding.iPad2018Fall", which virtually cfirms that Apple is planning to release new models before the end of the year.
The new iPad Pro models are expected to have thinner edges and remove the Home butt, just like the iPhe X and iPhe XS line. They support Face ID instead of Touch ID, have a re-positied Smart Cnector and can drop the built-in Lightning cnector for USB-C.
Apple has not officially cfirmed that new iPad models will come. That said, it seems more likely that they are the way and that they will be here so.